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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Too Many Book Awards?

Even I cannot keep up with the seemingly endless announcements of nominations and awards in the literary world. But I am glad someone is. Here is a recent "awards roundup" from Likely Stories.

Despite the fact that it is hard to keep up with all of these awards, I do appreciate each and every one of them. The people who pick the winners these awards (and I am now among those people) take their jobs very seriously (at least the ones I know do). As a librarian and reader, I appreciate their expert opinion on why a book is worth my notice.

Also, awards help to break up the overwhelming mass of fiction books sitting on the shelves. It gives readers and librarians a heads up on certain titles that deserve our attention.

So I say, keep the awards coming, and someone out there, keep posting the results so I can link to them.

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